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international / rights and freedoms / news report Thursday February 07, 2013 11:19 by scott huminski
Catholic torture of a political activist now before U.S. high court. Huminski v. Mercy Gilbert Mecical Center. Court papers reveal an unholy alliance between Sheriff Joseph Arpaio, Federal Judge Frederick Martone (both life-long Catholics) and a Catholic Church hospital network, Dignity Health, and their efforts to silence a critic of the racist sheriff with an attempted murder and torture at a Catholic hospital, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, Gilbert, Arizona.
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national / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Tuesday February 05, 2013 20:13 by Diarmuid Breatnach   text 1 comment (last - wednesday february 06, 2013 16:28)
As the Irish Council for Civil Liberties have abrogated their role in defending democratic civil rights, at least with regard to the right to protest, can the Left in the Dail step into the breach and play an important progressive role? Or will it allow political sectarianism and self-interest to narrow its vision? read full story / add a comment
national / rights and freedoms / event notice Sunday January 27, 2013 21:24 by Remembering Dolours
Candlelit black flag vigil for Dolours Price

Monday, 7pm O'Connell bridge, Dublin

All welcome read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights and freedoms / event notice Sunday January 27, 2013 20:38 by An Drighneán Donn
There will be a candle lit black flag vigil on O'Connell Bridge, Dublin, at 7pm on Monday. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / other press Monday January 21, 2013 21:26 by Elric
Read about the late Aaron Swartzs association with WikiLeaks. Full text at link.

In a series of tweets, WikiLeaks disclosed that deceased Internet activist and Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz may have contributed to the organization and had even been in contact with Julian Assange. WikiLeaks said it was divulging this information “due to the investigation into the Secret Service involvement with #AaronSwartz.”

Swartz, who committed a suicide on Jan. 11, was arrested two years ago for breaking and entering into an MIT storage closet and accessing an Acer laptop that he programmed to download millions of scholarly articles from the JSTOR database. The Secret Service took charge of the Swartz investigation two days before his arrest and provided the prosecution with information that led to its harsh pursuit of the 26-year-old.
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cork / rights and freedoms / event notice Monday January 21, 2013 16:48 by Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation
IRISH WAR OF INDEPENDENCE EXHIBITION/ DISPLAY
The Irish Volunteer Commemorative Organisation is happy to announce an exhibition, and display on Saturday, March 23, 2013.
This year 2013,marks the 100.th anniversary of the foundation of The Irish Volunteers.

The event will take place at the Middle Parish Community Centre, Grattan Street,Cork city.It is centrally located, public car parking is across the road.
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national / rights and freedoms / press release Thursday January 17, 2013 22:30 by Saoirse
The latest loyalist sectarian attack on the people of the Short Strand illustrates the unchanging reality of life for large sections nationalist community in Belfast and throughout occupied Six Counties. Once again it is the nationalist people who must bear the brunt of loyalist mobs who have unleashed in order to further the political agenda of the unionist political establishment. read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights and freedoms / event notice Thursday January 17, 2013 11:24 by Kate Ferris
a Speaker's Corner for Dublin
Article 40.6 of the Constitution of Ireland guarantees "the right of the citizens to assemble peaceably and without arms."

Speakers Corner We, The People claims this right.

There's a lot to say right now, a lot to discuss and we need to talk. We need to talk out loud and in public - we, the people.

This is a platform for inspiration, a chance to listen, to argue, to act!

"A rallying point for the disaffected!", as Connolly cried out!
We, the people - a Speakers Corner for Dublin read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Tuesday January 15, 2013 15:55 by Comyn   text 65 comments (last - saturday march 01, 2014 13:41)
Dublin 1913 to Dublin 2013

What have we learned? What changes can be made?

Dublin 1913: It was before World War I, Ireland had negotiated a form of Home Rule/self government but there was inequality with extremes in wealth and poverty, nationalism and British Rule created the environment for dissent and rebellion. James Larkin "Big Jim" represented the low skilled workers and William Martin Murphy, a Catholic businessman represented the newly forming middle class. William Martin Murphy owned the Irish Independent newspaper, and the Dublin United Tramway Company and was making inroads against the power of the former elites.
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national / rights and freedoms / event notice Friday January 11, 2013 09:42 by Concerned Republicans against British Imperialism and Orange   text 1 comment (last - friday january 11, 2013 13:12)
Concerned Republicans against British Imperialism and Orange fascism counter demonstration

This Saturday

Leinster House

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international / rights and freedoms / other press Thursday January 10, 2013 00:50 by Elric   text 1 comment (last - thursday january 10, 2013 11:48)
Lobster Issue 64 Winter 2012 now available online.

Nobody told us we could do this (PDF)
by Simon Matthews

Chemtrails: the proof and the purpose (PDF)
by T. J. Coles

The view from the bridge (PDF)
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international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Friday December 28, 2012 05:29 by Anthony Ravlich
The adoption of a human rights instrument by the UN General Assembly in Dec 2008 led to the Global Financial Crisis in 2009. Changes involving international human rights law strongly favored the poorer Developing Asia, incl China, over the West. However, in human rights 'the ends do not justify the means'. A Western rebellion could help ensure an ethical human rights 'bottom-line' for all States and therefore fair competition without exploitation. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / news report Saturday December 22, 2012 15:31 by antifa nwe   text 1 comment (last - wednesday january 02, 2013 12:32)
Many groups, organisations and networks are coming together in Athens and call for an International day of action against Golden Dawn and the fascists in Greece.

"We call for international solidarity with participation in Athens demonstration on 19th of January and antifascist action around the world outside Greek embassies."

Part of the translated call out is below: read full story / add a comment
limerick / rights and freedoms / press release Friday December 21, 2012 15:12 by realsinnfein
The New Year's statement for the Republican Movement, or Real Sinn Féin, to be distributed on New Year's Day. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / press release Thursday December 20, 2012 06:11 by Paul King
We are pleased to let you know that Atheist Census is back online at www.atheistcensus.com! read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / other press Tuesday December 11, 2012 00:47 by Elric   text 1 comment (last - tuesday december 11, 2012 22:52)
I really am shocked at this, not because they are harassing him, not because they want to imprison him. I'm shocked because Barrett Brown is facing decades in prison for copying a hyper-link. “Link Barrett accused of sharing was also posted on Cryptome + several blogs. Will these websites be indicted for ‘transferring link’ too?” UK journalist Ryan Gallagher asked on Twitter over the weekend Full text at link.

A federal grand jury has indicted Barrett Brown, an activist from Texas with links to the Anonymous hacktivist movement, on a dozen federal charges for sharing a hyperlink inside of an Internet chat room.

Brown, 31, had been in federal custody for nearly three months awaiting trial for unrelated crimes when the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, unsealed a new grand jury indictment against him on Friday, December 6 [pdf].

Brown was arrested in September and charged with making online threats against a federal officer after posting a series of YouTube videos and tweets sharply criticizing an FBI agent. Now he has been charged with 12 unrelated counts stemming from his alleged involvement in the high-profile hack of Strategic Forecasting, or Stratfor, late last year. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / other press Friday December 07, 2012 14:04 by Elric   text 7 comments (last - sunday december 09, 2012 16:02)
The dark forces of Islamist reaction have been unleashed in Egypt. Looks like an Islamic State means one man, one vote - one time. Full text at link.

Muslim Brotherhood (MB) forces supporting Egypt’s Islamist President Mohamed Mursi are carrying out a bloody crackdown in Cairo. Amid intensifying mass protests in the past two weeks against Mursi, the Islamists are mobilizing their forces to try to crush strikes and protests.

In scenes recalling the “Battle of the Camels”—when then-President Hosni Mubarak’s thugs attacked protesting workers and youth on Tahrir Square in the initial days of the Egyptian Revolution last year—MB cadres together with forces of the Salafist Call and al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya assaulted a sit-in of several hundred peaceful protesters in front of the presidential palace in Heliopolis in Cairo. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / other press Tuesday December 04, 2012 22:35 by Elric   text 1 comment (last - tuesday december 04, 2012 23:15)
How women are treated in Iraqi prisons. Full text at link.

When women in Iraq are arrested, they routinely go through three gruesome phases, starting with humiliation, followed by torture, and often ending with rape. I have received disturbing information from two different, well informed sources: one from qualified social workers in Al-Kadimiyah Women Prison, the other from three national guards officers who worked in the prison. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / news report Saturday December 01, 2012 17:41 by Anthony Ravlich
The New Zealand Labour Party wants the rebuild of Christchurch following massive and tragic earthquakes to be from the 'Grassroots up, not the Beehive down'. So far the rebuild has, in my view, involved a fanatical top-down bureaucratic/Corporate control. From the 'grassroots' reflects the global ethical human rights approach of our council which emphasizes a bottom-up development and a bottom-up democracy. PS. the Beehive is where parliament meets. read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights and freedoms / event notice Wednesday November 28, 2012 22:20 by Peoples Convention   text 1 comment (last - thursday november 29, 2012 21:14)
We would like to invite you to our public meeting in the Central Hotel Dublin. read full story / add a comment
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